Pow Wow


Location: Upper Campus Quad
Pow Wow will move to the West Gym in the event of rain
Presented by the American Indian Studies Program, American Indian Student Council, American Indian Student Services, Division of Student Affairs, Student Life and Development, and Associated Students, Inc.

After consultation with the President's Office, Director of Students Health Services, Vice President of Student Affairs, the CSULB Pow Wow Committee, and informed by our understanding that our elders are our most precious resource, we have decided to POSTPONE our 50th Annual Pow Wow UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This precautionary decision is consistent with other large events, unfortunately; being impacted in the CSU system by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Of course, this may change if we are told by the County of Los Angeles and our University that we cannot host the event.

California State University, Long Beach’s annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, is the largest spring event of its kind in Southern California. The Pow Wow at Cal State Long Beach is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission is free. A $10 PARKING PERMIT MUST BE PURCHASED EACH DAY TO PARK ON CAMPUS.

The two-day event, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food begins at 11 AM each day and runs until 10 PM on Saturday and 7 PM on Sunday. In addition to contests and inter-tribal dancing, there will be Gourd dancing with Dancer Registration closing at 2 PM on Saturday. All dancers and drums are invited.

Native foods such as mutton and beef stew, Navajo tacos, fry bread and Indian burgers will be on sale at the event, and American Indian vendors will be selling both traditional and contemporary American Indian art.

A campus map and directions can be found at www.csulb.edu/map or you may download a Pow Wow Campus Map - PDF.